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  • It hasn’t been a good time for James Corden over the past few weeks. This time, Corden is under fire for blatantly stealing a joke by Ricky Gervais.

    Gervais called out The Late Late Show for allowing host James Corden to repeat a joke from one of his stand up shows “word for word”.

  • He tweeted a link to a clip from The Late Late Show in which Corden gets laughs and applause for a joke about angry social media users that’s directly repeated from a well-known part of Gervais’ own stand up comedy routine.

    “The bit about the town square advert for guitar lessons is brilliant 😂”, Gervais said in a now deleted tweet.

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal Media, LLC, host Ricky Gervais speaks onstage during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images)

  • The joke is exactly the same as one that Gervais has already told in one of his stand up routines, with many of his fans sharing his original clip of it.

    Corden had recently come under fire from the owner of New York restaurant Balthazar, who accused him of being rude to the staff. Corden apologized on The Late Late Show last week.